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Brian J. Mc Sweeney III President and General Manager of Mc Sweeney Construction and Development Corp. has over 25 years experience in all phases of Residential and Commercial Construction ranging from complex Structural Foundations (ie: Tunnels, Cassions, Structural Slabs and Gradebeams) to Land Development and Speculative New Home Construction. Residential Projects including the highest in interior finishes at projects locate at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Boyston Street in Boston.

During this tenure Brian has been exposed to every conceivable part of the construction process. Brian has been on projects ranging in dollar volume from 15k to 23 million. This complete range of construction exposure and the experience gained from it has allowed him to master the art of problem solving in the field. Quite honestly you will be hard pressed to find a builder who has the experience that McSweeney Construction and Development Corp. possesses.

Calling McSweeney Construction & Development Corporation will be the best thing you ever do. Our experienced Boston general contractor will ensure that our craftsmanship exceeds all your expectations.

Licenses / Credentials:
• Massachusetts Licensed Builder
• Massachusetts Registered Home Improvement Contractor
• OSHA 10 Certification is Safety Procedures
• EPA Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification

• A Plus rating with BBB

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Services Offered:

  • General Contracting
  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Siding
  • Exterior Remodeling
  • All phases of Residential Construction and Residential Maintenance
  • All phases of Commercial Construction and Building Maintenance
How to Find a Qualified Boston General Contractor

When it’s time to build a new home or remodel your existing one, you’ll want to find the most qualified Boston general contractor to manage your project. Your first step, after having your plans and financing taken care of, is to get the best Boston general contractor available. The general contractor you choose will be responsible for taking your plans and making your dream a reality. The contractor will take care of such things as building permits, bookkeeping, managing subcontractors and the delivery of building supplies as they are needed.

Most homeowners simply don’t know where to begin when they need to find a good Boston general contractor to trust with their project. If the homeowner ends up with a general contractor they aren’t comfortable with, the whole process can be very stressful for all involved. It doesn’t matter if your project is large or small, it’s important to know that the Boston general contractor you decide on is someone you believe is right for the job.

Adding a Boston General Contractor to your Short List

The process of finding a Boston general contractor is the same as hiring anyone. You can start by asking friends or family if they’ve recently worked with a contractor and if they’d recommend him for your project. Try checking at local hardware or home building centers where general contractors may leave their business card. Get on the computer and look for sites that maintain a database of general contractors local to you. You can also check the yellow pages of your local phone directory, but don’t be overly impressed by the larger display ads. Larger companies may have larger ads but don’t rule out the smaller companies that could give more time and attention to your project.

Call the Better Business bureau before you decide on any one Boston general contractor. You’ll need to find out if there are any complaints on file. If you find any complaints you need to check them out. Ask what they were and if they were ever resolved to the customer’s satisfaction. It’s possible that a complaint is simply due to a failure in communication and once the contractor is made aware of a problem he will take care of it. Even the best Boston general contractor will inevitably get a complaint or two but what matters is how he handles any complaints. Naturally if you find a number of unresolved complaints, it’s logical to assume that the general contractor is not as reliable as you would want.

Before you decide to hire any Bostongeneral contractor you’ll need to make sure he has the necessary licensing and insurance. You can check with the state licensing board or go online and search through a database of licensed general contractors. Also check that the contractor has liability insurance and that he supplies workers comp for his employees.

Getting Your Quote from a Boston General Contractors

After interviewing a few contractors, it’s time to request the bids for your job, but select just a few contractors. Remember it costs time and money for a Boston general contractor to write up a bid. He’ll need to set aside current projects to put together an estimate for you. At least a general contractor knows that he has a good chance of landing the contract when there are only a few people bidding. If you create too much competition you could lose a quote from the best contractor since they have better things to do than taking the time to write up a bid for a job they feel they’re not likely to get.

A Boston general contractor will need to ask for a few details before they can provide you with an estimate. These include the size of your project and the time frame for finishing. Write up a list for each contractor stating exactly what you want included in the quote, You don’t want to get a total number with no information as to how they arrived at the figure. The contractor will need to give you an itemized list detailing every step of the job and what everything will cost. This includes general construction, electrical and plumbing. You might also want to ask for a list of subcontractors that will be working on various parts of your project.

Selecting Your Boston General Contractors

After you’ve received all your bids, you need to go over them carefully. In choosing your Boston general contractor, you want to consider more than the amount of the bid. You also want the contractor that you believe is going to do the best job. The general contractor with the most experience might be your first option but don’t rule out someone newer to the business that might work a little harder in an attempt to establish a reputable name and good references. The newer Boston general contractor may go out of his way to see that his customers are satisfied. Just be certain that he has enough past experience to do a good job on your project.

In the end you want to work with a Boston general contractor that offers the best deal for your investment as well as the one you feel confident to do the job. It’s not necessary that you hire the first general contractor you see or the one with the cheapest estimate. Obviously money is the biggest issue in new home construction or a remodeling project, but you will also need a Boston general contractor that you feel comfortable working with. Remember that the success of your project depends on the Boston general contractor you hire.


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"Brian is a very ethical and knowledgeable contractor who often has creative suggestions that can make an original plan better and less expensive than originally contemplated. Projects are completed on time and always in compliance with code. He has depth in his experience and is able to anticipate what inspection and compliance personnel need for "sign off" so I have never had a problem with code/inspection compliance. He is pleasant, practical, trustworthy, consistent and reliable and easy to work with. He enjoys good relationships with all the sub contractors I have been exposed to. I recommend him highly Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value "

Glen W. - Back Bay Boston, MA

"We hired Brian to remodel our kitchen as well as paint and wallpaper a few other rooms. He is a very detail-oriented project manager. He is incredibly professional and personable. His quote outlined every aspect of the job so we knew exactly what was included and what was not. His input was spot on any time we asked for it. His contractors were always on time, neat and left a quality finished product. We are extremely happy with the work that was done. We would hire Brian again in a heartbeat. Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity "

Lisa M. - Chelmsford, MA

"McSweeny Construction did a fantastic job of building our house. 4 years later and we haven't had one significant issue. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value "

Joel W. - Burlington, MA